Louis Armstrong - Mack the Knife Lyrics

Louis Armstrong C'est si bon cover art
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Benjamin Homer, Bud Green, Jacques (f) Plante, Les Brown
release date: 1991
popularity : 442 users have visited this page.
length: 3:24
piano: Billy Kyle
lead vocals: Louis Armstrong
drums: Barrett Deems
trumpet: Louis Armstrong
bass: Arvell Shaw
trombone: Trummy Young
clarinet: Barney Bigard
composer: Kurt Weill
lyricist: Bertolt Brecht
translator: Marc Blitzstein
Oh, the shark, babe, has such teeth, dear
And it shows them pearly white
Just a jackknife has old MacHeath, babe
And he keeps it, ah, out of sight
Ya know when that shark bites with his teeth, babe
Scarlet billows start to spread
Fancy gloves, oh, wears old MacHeath, babe
So there's never, never a trace of red

Now on the sidewalk, huh, huh, whoo sunny morning, un huh
Lies a body just oozin' life, eek
And someone's sneakin' 'round the corner
Could that someone be Mack the Knife?

There's a tugboat, huh, huh, down by the river dontcha know
Where a cement bag's just a drooppin' on down
Oh, that cement is just, it's there for the weight, dear
Five'll get ya ten old Macky's back in town
Now did ja hear 'bout Louie Miller? He disappeared, babe
After drawin' out all his hard-earned cash
And now MacHeath spends just like a sailor
Could it be our boy's done somethin' rash?

Now Jenny Diver, ho, ho, yeah, Sukey Tawdry
Ooh, Miss Lotte Lenya and old Lucy Brown
Oh, the line forms on the right, babe
Now that Macky's back in town

I said Jenny Diver, whoa, Sukey Tawdry
Look out to Miss Lotte Lenya and old Lucy Brown
Yes, that line forms on the right, babe
Now that Macky's back in town
Look out, old Macky's back!!

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 A Kiss to Build a Dream On
  • 2 Mack the Knife
  • 3 Hello Dolly
  • 4 Jeepers Creepers
  • 5 Ain't Misbehavin'
  • 6 Dream a Little Dream of Me
  • 7 On the Sunny Side of the Street
  • 8 C'est si bon
  • 9 When It's Sleepy Time Down South
  • 10 Blueberry Hill
  • 11 High Society
  • 12 That's My Desire
  • 13 St. Louis Blues
  • 14 When the Saints Go Marching In
  • 15 King Porter Stomp
  • 16 Tiger Rag

  • Album Information
    label: Tomato
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin